Yungblud sparks emo-mania on Hay Street at Culture Kings meet and greet

Emo mania swept Perth on Saturday as British punk rock sensation Yungblud visited streetwear store Culture Kings for a lively meet and greet.

A diverse crowd of more than 600 lined the streets, with some fans only eight years old and another brave enough to ask the musician to autograph their chest for a tattoo.

Lara Smith, 18, made the peculiar request to which the award-winning artist happily delivered and signed away.

British Punk Rocker Yungblud has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Yungblud with fans Justin Benson-Cooper
Camera IconBritish Punk Rocker Yungblud has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Yungblud with fans Justin Benson-Cooper Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

The Memories singer, 24, born in Doncaster, England, charmed fans with his English accent and witty jokes. They had waited patiently since 5am that morning ahead of his concert at Astor Theatre on Saturday night, marking the last show of his Australian tour.

First in line was eight-year-old Agnes Mallinder and her father Jamie, who had a vinyl record ready for the star, with over 3.7 million Instagram followers, to sign.

British Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Agnes Mallinder (8) with her dad Jamie Justin Benson-Cooper
Camera IconBritish Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Agnes Mallinder (8) with her dad Jamie Justin Benson-Cooper Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian
British Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Yungblood with fans Justin Benson-Cooper
Camera IconBritish Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured is Yungblood with fans Justin Benson-Cooper Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

Twins Harper and Chelsea Koval, 8, donned matching outfits for the special occasion they had “looked forward to for months”.

British Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured are twins Harper and Chelsea (8) Koval Justin Benson-Cooper
Camera IconBritish Punk Rocker Yungblood has met fans at Culture Kings in Perth. Pictured are twins Harper and Chelsea (8) Koval Justin Benson-Cooper Credit: Justin Benson-Cooper/The West Australian

The big age range of fans proved the English singer has amassed a broad audience here in Western Australia.

Yungblud is not the only Doncaster-native star in town, as former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson performed at HBF Park on Friday night.

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The 30-year-olddonned a Burberry sweater as he played some of his biggest solo hits and fan-favourite 1D tracks, before going to an unknown nightclub after the show.

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